Dharma Talks From Ordinary Mind Zendo

Below are the archives of dharma talks given at Ordinary Mind Zendo. New talks are also made available through our podcast. If you'd like to stay up to date with the talks, subscribe through the podcast service of your choice. Click here for more information.

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Date Given Speaker Title Transcription
Oct 28th, 2023 Barry Magid The problem and its solution
Oct 21st, 2023 Barry Magid The curative fantasies of mastery, service, and detachment
Oct 14th, 2023 Curt Kearney Student Talk: Curt Kearney
Oct 7th, 2023 Shaheryar Azhar Student Talk: Shaheryar Azhar
Sep 30th, 2023 Barry Magid Sangha and Aristotle’s flourishing
Sep 16th, 2023 Barry Magid Growing Up and Waking Up
Sep 9th, 2023 Barry Magid The dharma king’s dharma
Aug 26th, 2023 Patricia Tschannen Student Talk: Patricia Tschannen
Aug 19th, 2023 Peter Nichols The Zen of Emily Dickinson
Aug 5th, 2023 Mary McElroy Mary McElroy - Jukai
Aug 5th, 2023 Moira Beckett Moira Beckett - Jukai
Aug 4th, 2023 Barry Magid You are still here
Aug 3rd, 2023 Barry Magid Blur the distinction between obstacle and the path
Jul 29th, 2023 Barry Magid Dharma and the Mets
Jul 22nd, 2023 Barry Magid Acceptance and forgiveness
Jul 15th, 2023 Barry Magid Intentionality is non-separation
Jul 1st, 2023 Christopher Hawkins Keeping our practice alive and frisky
Jun 24th, 2023 Barry Magid Practicing in the midst of the life we actually live
Jun 17th, 2023 Barry Magid The world of the happy man
Jun 10th, 2023 Hope Blosser Tips from Joshu on avoiding burnout
Jun 3rd, 2023 Barry Magid Seagulls, fries, and our true nature
May 20th, 2023 Barry Magid Castles made of sand
May 13th, 2023 Barry Magid Our vows make us
May 6th, 2023 Barry Magid Two moons in the sky
Apr 29th, 2023 Barry Magid Mutual recognition is a part of what Zen practice is
Apr 22nd, 2023 Barry Magid Discussing Memoirs of an American Zen Pioneer
Apr 15th, 2023 Barry Magid Don’t separate the absolute from the relative
Apr 8th, 2023 Barry Magid We always look in two directions: back and forward
Apr 1st, 2023 Gayle Maslow Different flavors of giving up
Mar 19th, 2023 Peter Nichols Taking Refuge
Mar 17th, 2023 Barry Magid Pilgrimage
Mar 11th, 2023 Barry Magid The nature of faith
Mar 4th, 2023 Barry Magid Zazen serves up the whole spectrum of experience
Feb 25th, 2023 Barry Magid Confronting Expectations
Feb 18th, 2023 Parnel Wickham Finding my way to Ordinary Mind
Feb 11th, 2023 Barry Magid Joko's realism about what practice can and cannot do
Jan 21st, 2023 Barry Magid The practice of finitude
Jan 14th, 2023 Barry Magid Finding identity in the land of no self
Jan 7th, 2023 Barry Magid Will you recognize the answer you were waiting for?
Dec 31st, 2022 Heather Benson My own life is the koan

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